International airports at Darwin and Cairns are once again operating without a biosecurity sniffer dog after authorities redeployed canines south to focus mostly on international mail deliveries.
- Darwin Airport no longer has a biosecurity sniffer dog, despite receiving a weekly flight from Dili
- Sniffer dogs have been redeployed to focus on international mail deliveries, which have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Almost 60,000 mail items have been intercepted this year “with actionable biosecurity material”
Suki was later replaced by another dog, named Lester,…